For the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia and Acting for Life for ASEAN NTO meeting and ASEAN Tourism Ministers meeting at the annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF)
ASEAN through its Quality Group is establishing several awards based on common standards to improve the tourism product throughout the region. These include the Green Hotel Standard, the Spa Standard, the Homestay Standard and Public Toilets Standard. Cambodia has been given the responsibility to formulate the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) designed to monitor and improve the conditions of tourist cities in the region. The task was to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia to develop a methodology for the ACTCS based on an approach elaborated by the NGO Acting for Life and to select appropriate indicators. This mission of the ongoing project was the final presentation of the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) for approval by the ASEAN Ministers. The Standard was approved by the conference and the next stage is to develop the checklist and guidelines, and then implement the standard at a pilot city.